The first match of the season came down to the wire against the Duke Blue Devils on Wednesday night for the NC State volleyball team and the Pack drew the short end of the stick. And for the fourth consecutive time, the match between these two went to five sets.

With the announcement of NC State undergraduate courses moving to a strictly online setting as of Aug. 24, heads quickly turned to NC State Athletics to see how fall sports would be impacted by the decision. This statement was released just minutes after the announcement on Thursday afternoon:

Whenever the NC State volleyball team takes the court again, it will be managed by quite a different coaching staff, including a brand new head coach, as well as five new additions to the team.